Floral cocktails are trending, and it’s no surprise. The delicate notes of rose, lavender, honeysuckle, and other “secret garden” florals help us transition from winter, and add a romantic aromatic flavor flourish to familiar drinks.
Spiker’s Shrubs has added two new floral cousins to its fruity family: Damask Rose, and French Lavender. Totally compatible with the lighter spirits of spring and summer, but also beautiful in deeper berry concoctions. Try them in a Lemon Drop Martini, French 75, or a simple Prosecco spritzer. They’re lovely.
Not looking for a buzz? Add a splash of rose or lavender shrub in your favorite herb tea — chilled or hot — or a frosty bubbly seltzer. You’ll love the kiss of garden mist.
Basic Formula for Cocktails: Use 1/2 ounce for every 2 ounces of spirit.
Basic Formula for Mocktails: Use 1 ounce for every 4 ounces of strong tea, or 2 ounces tea + 2 ounces seltzer.